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Herb Barnett * Drummer & Percussionist - Please view my complete profile at www.drummerhb.com - this includes biography, photos, and all other general information. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call or email. Seeking to join established working cover-band and/or original ensemble. Have pro equipment and transportation. I am very diverse and can perform most styles of music from Jazz and R&B, to Modern Rock (1960s through today). Completed writing and publishing a 206 page 'Technical Drum Book' for today's modern drummer, back in 1988, titled: Odds & Evens by Herb Barnett. Includes four way coordination exercises for the drum kit in both EVEN (4/4, 2/4, 6/4, 12/8, 6/8, etc.) and ODD (3/4, 5/4, 7/4, 9/4, 5/8, 7/8, etc.) time signatures. Herb Barnett's Personal Percussion/Drum Kit & Drum Book Website: Contact - Herb@drummerhb.com - or call: 847.293.4142 or visit my website at www.drummerhb.com

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Member since:
Sep 12 2012
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week


Educational Instruction by these Percussion Teachers from 1975 to 1989 - 1) Edward Poremba, Roosevelt University - Principle Percussionist for Grand Park Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony & Lyric Opera House in Chicago, IL. 2) Al Payson, Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Principle Percussionist for CSO. 3) Jake Jerger, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL - Jazz Drumming, Percussion, Music Composition/Arranging & Music Theory. Studies included: Sticking, Mallet & Brush Technique, Tympani, Xylophone, Drum Kit Chart Reading for Jazz to Rock and Music Theory with Ear Training Skills.

Here are some other respected mentors I have enjoyed listening, which helped me to develop and master my own drumming technique and performance skills: Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), Neal Peart (Rush), Buddy Rich (Swing Jazz Band), Bill Bruford (Yes, U.K., Earthworks & King Crimson), Gene Krupa (Swing Jazz Band), Kurt Cress (Passport; Jazz Fusion Band from Germany), Lenny White (Chick Corea; Return to Forever Band), Ringo Starr (Beatles), Neil Smith (Alice Cooper), Billy Cobham (Jazz Fusion), John Bonham (Led Zepplin), Phil Collins (Genesis), and many others dating from the 1960s to this current day.

Other Famous Influential Bands: Kansas, Marillion, Tempest, Chicago, Yes, Molly Hatchett, Blackfoot, Rolling Stones, Outlaws, B.B. King, Pat Methany, Tom Scott, Hootie & the Blowfish, Van Morrison, Shadow Fax, Pink Floyd, Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Lynard Skynard, America, along with many other 'back-up bands' that have played for renowned vocalist like, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Taylor Dayne, James Taylor, Carly Simon, Maryah Carey, Celine Dion, etc.

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3 Drum Kits: 2 Slingerland Full Pro Drum Kits with Roto Toms (1st Set *Vintage 1968, Silver Sparkle - 2nd Set with Double Bass 1990, Black), 3rd Set Pearl Jazz Drum Kit 2005, Blue, and various percussion instruments if need to apply. Including, drum microphones and stands for large stage performances. www.drummerhb.com